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Nanotechnology @ ECU wins an Australia-India fellowship

Monday, 22 October 2012


ECU Professor Kamal Alameh has received a prestigious Australia-India Senior Visiting Fellowship for his groundbreaking work in the area of nanotechnology.

Director of ECU’S Electron Science Research Institute (ESRI), Professor Alameh is leading a research project which focuses on using targeted nano-medicines to treat autoimmune diseases.

Working with Professor S. H. Pawar, Vice-Chancellor of the India-based D.Y. Patil University, Professor Alameh is hoping to utilise ECU’s award-winning nano-technology research to monitor biological processes in specific locations within a cell and diagnose some of the most common autoimmune diseases, particularly cancer.

“Receiving this fellowship is a great honour and we are really looking forward to partnering with D.Y. Patil University to develop novel nanoscale surface Plasmon resonance (SPR) based probes that make cell-based analysis possible at the single-cell level” Professor Alameh said.

“The aim of this research is to combine nanotechnology and medical research to change the way we diagnose and provide treatments for these diseases.”

The grant will provide ongoing financial support throughout the life of the collaboration project.

For more information, and to view the full list of fellowship recipients visit the Australian Academy of Science website.

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